City of Miami Faces Lawsuit over Ultra Music Festival amid Continued Contract Delays – EDM.com

Following a back-and-forth with Miami officials that ended with Ultra Music Festival returning to its longtime home of Bayfront Park, it came to light that organizers had yet to sign contracts with the city mere months before the event. They reportedly still have yet to finalize said agreements, and now it appears nearby residents are suing the city. 

A four-count complaint issued by attorney Sam Dubbin on behalf of residents belonging to the Downtown Neighbors Alliance accuses the city of violating its own charter, allowing an illegal nuisance, and disregarding its own bidding laws by allowing the event to take place, as reported by the Miami Herald. “Between 2012 and 2019, the city allowed Ultra to conduct music festivals in Bayfront Park, and blast catastrophic volumes of noise into plaintiffs’ and other downtown Miami residents’ homes, depriving them of the quiet enjoyment of their homes, and also depriving plaintiffs and other downtown residents access to Bayfront Park for several months each year,” reads a passage.

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